Author archive for Rick Chromey

  • Rest, Relax, Refresh

    by Rick Chromey Burnout is an American pastime.  We’re driven by the clock, defined by achievement, and dominated by greed. …

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  • Building Fences: Making Children’s Ministry a Priority and Not Just a Program

    By Rick Chromey “It’s better to build a fence at the top of a cliff than a hospital at the…

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  • Why He Stays Away: Confessions of a Former “Regular” Church Attender

    By Rick Chromey I enjoy conversations about church attendance. I like to chat with people about why they go, what…

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  • The Great Disconnect: How Authentic Community Happens (PART TWO)

    By Rick Chromey Friendships don’t just happen. They are grown and seasoned. In part one of “The Great Disconnect” I…

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  • The Great Disconnect: How Friendships Root and Churches Need to Change (PART ONE)

    By Rick Chromey It’s Sunday morning in America. In cities and towns everywhere, the church gathers to worship, learn, commune,…

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  • The Friendship Factor: The Long Trail for Authentic Community

    By Rick Chromey Friends are hard to come by these days, especially at church. In an age of social media…

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